Saturday, 26 November 2011

Winter Hair Regimen - don't get snowed in!

There's no doubt about it, winter is here and ready to stay!
The cold winter chill can cause havoc on your tresses, sucking all the moisture from your hair and making it as dry and brittle as a stale slice of bread! This season really can be the make or break of your beautiful curls, coils and kinks.

So what does this mean for you?
It's time to get military and get creating your winter hair regime plan of action!
Here are some tips on how to overcome winter season blues and maintain healthy tresses...

Vegetable Glycerine our favourite humectant provider, is perfect for the summer months when the air is humid and our goldilocks can suck moisture from the air into our tresses, however during the cold winter months when the air is brrrr cold, it does the opposite! With increased central heating and dry air, glycerine robs the moisture from our hair and feeds the environment with it... the cheek eh?!

To avoid the Glycerine thief you can:

1- Mix your glycerine product with a product which does not contain any glycerine e.g a butter which can help to hold the moisture in your hair for longer

2- Stash your glycerine products away and find another yummy alternative... the hair product list is never ending, you'll be sure to find something that works a treat for you.

There's no way of saying this nicely but sulphate shampoos suck during winter months. The key to washing during the winter is to up your co-washes and try and use sulphate free shampoos.
To even better your hair experience make deep conditioning after everywash a habit!

Why not give some of these shampoo's a try? 

Our hair needs ultimate TLC and using a leave-in/moisturiser followed by a sealant is the perfect way to makesure that it gets exactly that! Leave-in's are full of nutrients and vitamins, even our hair needs its 5 a day!
Moisturising helps restore your hair with lost moisture and keeps dryness far away.  Some people use leave-in's as their moisturiser and that works a treat too! Even diluting your regular conditioner with some water can act as a hair moisturiser.
Remember after putting all of the necessary moisture into your hair, it is a wise idea to seal the moisture in with your favourite oil. This allows the moisture to lock into your strands for a longer period of time!

P.s a nice treat for naturals is to use a heavier cream to seal in moisture. You'll have some sexy curl definition and longer moisturised hair!

Why not give some of these moisturisers/Leave-In's a try?

Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Curl Harmony Hair Milk
Darcy's Botanical Daily Leave-In Conditioner

For Naturals - a heavier hair cream
       FRO Hair Brazilian Beauty Butter conditioner
Qhemet Biologics Olive and Honey Hydrating Balm

And finally...

Get your protective style on lock! Bunning, braids, weave, anything that has your hair away this season is probably your best bet. Of course that's not to say you shouldn't let your hair down and do your infamous loreal 'because I'm worth it' flick on Christmas Day and New Years! Let's just say look hella hella fly during the festive season but also grab every opportunity to protect your hair from the harsh winter chill and blazing central heating. 

Remember everyones hair is different so stick with what works best for you as Jeni from 'Just Grow Already' rightly pointed out! If Sulphates work for you then stick to what makes your hair happy :)


 *Love Your Tresses*

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Avec amour...

edF ❥



  1. Each head of hair is different still holds true because my go to moisturizer during the winter has glycerin and I still continue to wash with sulfate shampoos every week throughout winter without any adverse reactions lol. I agree with moisturizing and sealing, and protective styling completely!

    All the best,

  2. Great tips girl.. Right after the festive season I am hiding my hair away from the cold weather yet to come.

    BTW Loving ur hair styles

  3. Thanks girl! Me too not sure what to do to it tho!

  4. @Jen - you're very right.. added that in... i guess this a special one for people not as confident with their regimes as we are :)


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